peHUB First Read

* CLOs are A-okay, according to Moody’s.

* Photos from a protest outside last month’s Fed meeting. My favorite sign: “Where is the discount window for taxpayers?”

* Dan Solon: FINRA puts lipstick on the auction-rate pig.

* If McCain wins, will Cindy sell the lucrative beer distributorship she inherited from daddy? That’s the question Deal Journal is asking.

* Kleiner Perkins is having troubles in China (sub req.).

* The least trusted CEO on Wall Street is…

* Damn, it feels good to be a banker.

* Selling Lehman.

* PwC says to expect an increase in mid-market M&A.

* Wallstrip on AptarGroup:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/w/?v=LYzPRRQo-S8]